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Riviera Roundup: a Message From Riviera Elementary Principal, Christie Forshey

Riviera Elementary School Recognized Two Students From Each Class for the Character Counts All Pillar Awards at a Ceremony on May 23rd Here is a picture of our 5th-grade recipients!  The students sele...

Local Author Ruth Stevens Pens Dementia Novel That Inspires & Uplifts

Hollywood Riviera Resident Ruth Stevens on Her Novel Stage Seven Alzheimer’s is a disease Hollywood Riviera resident and author Ruth Stevens knows all too well.  Her mother, once a vibrant and a...

Riviera Elementary Award Recipients

Riviera Roundup:  Riviera Elementary Award Recipients I have a soft spot for Riviera Elementary  — my wife, Suzy Silver Nastaskin went there, as did our children, Isabelle, Aaron and J...

Do you live in a “Kissel-built” home?

Do you live in a “Kissel-built” home? If you live in the part of the Hollywood Riviera with a 90505 zip code, it’s very possible you do. That’s because hundreds of homes in the Riviera were built by d...

Fight Back Against Cancer

Relay For Life Returns May 14 at South High Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. Maybe it’s your spouse, parent, sibling, friend, or worst of all, child. Maybe you’ve had cancer you...

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My Life in Kyiv, Ukraine

Though past issues of this newsletter have focused on my fellow Riviera residents and our local businesses, with everything happening in the world right now I feel compelled to use this space to share...

Riviera Resident Reflects on Greek Holocaust

As she looks out from her Hollywood Riviera home onto the blue Pacific below, Stella Leontsini never takes for granted the calm and peaceful existence she enjoys today. It’s a far cry from her childho...

Local Riviera Resident Amean Hameed Helps Others Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease

Driving home from his job as an associate technical fellow in Information Technology (IT) at Boeing, Riviera resident Amean Hameed always passed by a studio offering aerial aerobics. Not sure what it ...

The Little French Bakery Says Bonjour to the Riviera Village – Local Taste Buds Rejoice

Hankering for a fresh, Parisian-style baguette, one with a crispy, caramelized crust and a melt-in-your mouth interior? How about the perfect croissant with a buttery aroma and a flakey bite? You’re i...

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What Homeowners Should Know About Calculating Property Tax

Most people know that homeownership requires a monthly mortgage payment. But did you know that you’ll also have to pay property taxes? If you already own a home, you can see how your tax is calculated...

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Historic Lower Riviera Home Hits the Market

The Hollywood Riviera exists thanks to the vision and tenacity of developer Clifford Reid, who in 1928 built the community’s first home — one specially designed for his family The majestic Itali...

Four Ways to Find the Ideal Waterfront Property

Investing in a waterfront property in the Hollywood Riviera is a great way to ensure a maximum return, while also providing you with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a luxurious and exclusive view. Th...

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The Difference Between a Second Home and an Investment Property

You’ve probably heard the terms second home, investment property, vacation home and rental property. But is there any real difference among them?  And does it even matter what you call it? Turns ...

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What to Ask When Buying a House

Before you make an offer on a house, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s the right one. But with so many options out there, how do you find your perfect match? Finding the ideal home involves res...

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The Riviera Homeowners Association: Serving Our Community for 75 Years

Ninety-two years ago, developer Clifford Reid established our special community, the Hollywood Riviera. Inspired by the beauty of its seaside location and surrounding hills, he coined the name due to ...

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Potential Problems in a Bedroom Virtual Tour

If you’re using a video tour to get a closer look at the house you are interested in purchasing, you’ll want to be sure and give the bedrooms more than a passing glance. After all, a bedroom isn’t jus...

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How To Build a Good Relationship with Your Real Estate Agent

When you purchase a home, your agent will essentially serve as a business partner because you’re both working toward the same goal: closing a real estate deal. That’s why it’s in your best interest no...

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Riviera Resident Mariana Ito Brings Flower Power to the South Bay

They are lovely to look at, delightful to smell, and serve as expressions of love, friendship, and sympathy. But for Hollywood Riviera resident Mariana Ito and her many clients, flowers are also essen...

Home Inspector

What to Ask a Home Inspector Before, During and After a Home Inspection

When you buy a house, you know that your home inspector will check it out and make sure it’s in decent shape. But if you want to get to know your home beyond its pretty facade, you also should be sure...

Terranea turs Pink in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness

Terranea Goes Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

L.A.’s premier oceanfront luxury resort along the Palos Verdes Peninsula is bringing back its annual “Terranea Turns Pink” initiative during the month of October, complete with a portion of the procee...

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